“Now, you don’t see it (the house) . . . “

(Late) Fall vs. Spring Photos

Normally, Realtors wait for the trees to open, lawns to green up, etc. to take home photos.

“Now, you do (see the home) . . .”

All that color is more flattering than brown, leaf-less trees and landscaping.

The exception?

When in-season foliage obscures the home (or, at least some angles).

No More Garage Shots

Then, it can actually be more flattering to photograph the home once all the leaves are down.

That’s especially true when the garage figures prominently in the only unobstructed, front exterior shot of the home.

P.S.: For more expensive homes on impressive (or elevated) lots, it can make sense to use drones to take aerial photos.

Also: note in the two photos above — the one tree with green leaves in the top photo is the only tree with remaining (now-red) leaves in the lower one.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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